Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials.
About the author
Before joining Quanta Magazine in 2014, Michael Moyer spent six years at Scientific American, where he was most recently in charge of physics and space coverage and led the magazine’s special editorial projects. His writing has been recognized with the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award and included in the “The Best American Science and Nature Writing” book series. Prior to his tenure at Scientific American, he was articles editor at Popular Science magazine, and before that, he studied physics and the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley.